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Film: Breaking Their Silence-Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War
October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An event of the
2019 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Film Website: www.breakingtheirsilence.com
Free and Open to the Public
Directed by Kerry David, 90 minutes, 2019
Followed by a panel discussion, then refreshments provided by the John Jay College Environmental Club
The sordid world of wildlife trafficking and poaching is orchestrated by ruthless crime syndicates raking in revenues well in excess of $20 billion. It’s the 4th most profitable illegal enterprise behind drugs, guns and human trafficking and has now been proven to fund global terrorism.
There’s a lens through which this crisis has yet to be examined; through the eyes of the dynamic women fighting silently on the frontlines to end it.
Filmmaker, Kerry David, and her dedicated crew, pursue a passion that takes them around the globe to meet an unlikely group of heroes who are rising up to do all they can to prevent and reverse these terrible offenses against our planet’s most vulnerable animals.
The courageous women of “Breaking Their Silence” open their hearts and share their journeys giving a seldom seen insight into the physical and mental costs of this silent war. Literally risking all to prevent Africa and Asia’s innocent animals from disappearing altogether.
Our powerful film shines a bright and inspiring light on their intelligence, empathy, strength and stamina. Their dedication to the voiceless creatures buckling under the onslaught of this war is nothing short of noble. Each woman will invoke a deeply moving response as you learn how she is conquering insurmountable odds.
Breaking Their Silence will challenge you to become part of the solution, and arm you with the means to do so.
A hopeful film created to inspire and motivate hearts around the world.
Panel discussion with Monique Sosnowski, Ph.D.Candidate, Wildlife Crime and Christopher Gervais, WCFF and other filmmakers in town for the festival.